Miranda Chappel-Farley

1st year Graduate Student
Office: 1400 Biological Sciences III
Email: mgchappe@uci.edu

Biosketch:

Miranda graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2017 with a B.S. focusing on Neuroscience and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Prior to starting at UCI, she worked as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke in the Advanced MRI Section, where she investigated patterns of brain activity and connectivity while working on an all-night fMRI sleep study. Miranda is interested in the relationships among modifiable lifestyle factors, such as sleep and exercise, and age-related memory decline. More specifically, she is interested in the role of such factors in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. Through employing neuroimaging techniques, alongside behavioral measures, she aims to determine the underlying mechanisms to which these factors may influence brain structure and function to exert a neuroprotective effect.

Publications:

Moehlman, T.M., de Zwart, J.A., Chappel-Farley, M.G., Liu, D., McClain, I.B., Chang, C., … Picchioni, D. (2018). All-Night Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Sleep Studies. Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

Ozbay, P.S., Chang, C., Picchioni, D., Mandelkow, H., Moehlman, T., Chappel-Farley, M.G., … Duyn, J.H. (2018). Contribution of Systemic Vascular Effects to fMRI Activity in White Matter. NeuroImage.

 

Presentations:

Chappel-Farley, M.G., Madala, K.S., Jones, B.J., Spencer, R.M.C (June 2017) Enhancing memory consolidation with targeted memory reactivation during sleep.Poster presented at Sleep Conference, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA.

Chappel-Farley, M.G., Madala, K.S., Jones, B.J., Spencer, R.M.C (February 2016) Enhancing memory consolidation with targeted memory reactivation during sleep.Poster presented at N.E.U.R.O.N., Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT.

Chappel-Farley, M.G., Madala, K.S., Jones, B.J., Spencer, R.M.C (April 2016) Enhancing memory consolidation with targeted memory reactivation during sleep.Poster presented at Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.